Thursday, April 28, 2011


* Iran's president and supreme leader in rift over minister's reinstatement MPs call for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be impeached after his refusal to back Khamenei's judgment

* West Fails to Condemn Syria Largely due to the efforts of Russia, China and Lebanon, the U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on opposition to Syria’s violence against protestors.

* US: 61% Support Defending Israel A poll shows that 61percent of Americans support defending Israel if it is attacked – more than those who support defending all but three other countries.

* Embattled Arab Leaders Decide It’s Better to Fight Than Quit Arab leaders facing public revolt have increasingly concluded that it is better to shoot to kill, or at least to arrest and imprison, than to abdicate and flee.

* Obama’s Pentagon and CIA Picks Show Shift in How US Fights Obama’s decision to send an intelligence chief to the Pentagon and a four-star general to the Central Intelligence Agency is the latest evidence of a significant shift over the past decade in how the United States fights its battles.

* Palestinian unity deal could be barrier to statehood President Peres calls burgeoning Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement a 'fatal mistake,' saying he expected a future Palestinian vote to result in Hamas' rule of the West Bank.

* Syria secretly tried to build nuclear reactor IAEA secretary general unequivocally confirms suggestions made in previous watchdog reports that the structure hit allegedly by Israel in 2007 could have been a reactor under construction.

* Two Kurdish officers killed by Iraqi soldiers in disputed oil capital The Iraq Army and Kurdish forces engaged in a violent clash in the northern city of Kirkuk on April 25.

* "We prefer Hamas over Israel" Top Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi says Palestinian people prefer unity over peace deal with Israel.

* Egypt sending team to Gaza to help implement Palestinian deal Egyptian security source says team will help 'settle and organize the internal security situation there,' after Hamas and Fatah reach historic agreement.